My Random Thoughts

Friday, April 28, 2006

Address Change Notification

Yesterday I notified Stanford GSB about the change of my address and email address.
I was wondering if I should tell them about my move to ISB – but then finally decided not to take the extra efforts.
May 15th is the D-day when they will release the results for candidates on waitlist. Btw I am no longer waiting.

Thursday, April 27, 2006


What is Kingfisher?
Harish Bijoor asked this question when he was present in ISB for Career Perspective Forum.
Guess the answer?
Yeah thats right but Kingfisher is a bird as well.
The message - Power of Brand!

This inspires me with the idea to make a brand for marble (the natural stone).
No one has done it till now. I need to evaluate if I can do it.
This adds to my long list of To-Dos.
Hope the MBA from ISB helps for this.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

My First Class

I attended the first class today in ISB today - but this was a pre-term class for Introductory Accounting. It was an interesting class with a lot of class participation - CP as they call it here in ISB. CP is supposed to have significant share in grades.
Waiting for the core term classes....

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I am in ISB

I am in ISB now. Reached ISB on 18th. I was expected to reach on 18th morning to Hyderabad but Thanks to Air Deccan which made it almost evening.
I joined a little late. Most of the other people joined on 15th. I was really worried if I missed something really important.
Here are the things which I missed -
  • Lots of gyan sessions by alums
  • An important session about Honour Code
  • Lots of fun/games/parties
  • Presentation of a few clubs by alums - most important of them - Bhakti Club :D

I didn't join ISB on 15th because I was attending a very important event at my home town Kuchaman City. It was "Pravasi Sammelan".

What I gained by attending the event -

  • Met many people who belong to Kuchaman but are staying at other places. Most of them are doing very well in their respective fields - I mean professionally. It was a great experience meeting them and talking with them.
  • Some notable personalities with whom I met are Kamal Barjatiya of RajShree Productions, Usha Punia - Tourism Minister of Rajasthan, Yunus Khan - Transport Minister of Rajasthan.
  • The most important thing happened was - the event was successful and all the projects planned got the required funding.

Will get back with ISB life later.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Read this blog - Why ISB Might Beat The IIMs.
Though I am not really interested in comparing two really great institutes - atleast not before experiencing one of them - I didn't personally liked the title. Its a good read anyways.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

The Path Less Traveled

I mean the path of entrepreneurship. It is indeed less traveled. Read this article Jumping into the unknown in HT which drew my attention because I met one of the personalities mentioned - Nitin Vyakaranam - before making my decision to join ISB. He is having a tough time getting the funding from VC’s for his company Spirit Networks even though he has excellent experience, a fantastic business plan which had helped him win a couple of B-Plan competitions and some management gurus on his board of directors. This sounds disappointing. But what inspires me is what Nitin says – “"Spirit is the third start-up I created. If this fails too, I will have a better chance of succeeding the next time round, because, in the business world, there's always a next time…."

I hope I make it in the first time itself.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Escape the room games

I found an interesting blog which has many "Escape the room" games.
Good time-passs.
Check out -